Godwin Emefiele, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria and his Deputy Edward Lametek Adamu and the Director for Finance Dayo M. Arowosegbe including one of the Special Advisers to the CBN Governor, Emmanuel Ukeje have been caught on tape discussing how to cover up the loss of over N500billion stolen from the CBN in a private investment that went bust.
Two authentic telephone audio tapes exclusively obtained by SaharaReporters reveal how the governor and top officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria haggled over plots to conceal the loss of huge sums of monies in a Dubai investment according to sources at the bank.
Emefiele is heard saying in the audio to the deputy governor Adamu: “To avoid any serious problem is just, the government to have to agree to give us at least 100 billion cash but the government will not agree.They will kick against it”. Listening to this audio conversation if truly what we hear is true then Nigeria is doomed.
Expressing fear over what the opposition will say about the loss of the money which will slip Nigeria into hard times, the CBN governor can be heard in the audio saying: “How do I handle this? to which the deputy governor replied “we have to rack our brain and do something out because we can’t afford it at all, not at this time. Emefiele replies “the implication for the economy is, no no, no”.
“The opposition will say it should have depreciated in the project.
The tapes revealed how the top officials managing Nigeria’s central bank connived and conspired to cover up financial fraud which has affected the Nigerian economy. This money is too much but EFCC will not do anything.
Emiefele was the governor of the Central Bank when Nigeria slipped into the worse recession in 29 years.
Last week, Mr. Emefiele was renominated for a five-year tenure by President Buhari.